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>>> tonight on "worldfocus." >> tonight our in depth look at haiti in ruins. as aid from around the world begins to arrive, president obama tells the people of haiti you will not be forsak. an estimated three million haitians may need lp. the heartbreaking story of a night on the streets. the living, the dead and those who are about to enter a world in turmoil. haiti's history, how decades of political instability led to hardship and suffering. >>> and well before the earthquake, haiti's environment at disaster, the causes and consequences of cutting down the forests. >>> from the different perspectives of analysts and reporters around the world, this is "worldfocus." >>> major support has been provided by rosalind p. walter and the peter g. peterson foundation, dedicated to promoting fiscal responsibility and addressing key economic challenges facing america's future. and additional funding is provided by the following supporters -- >>> good evening, welcome to "worldfocus." i'm daljit dhaliwal in new york. the magnitude of the loss of life and devastation from haiti's earthqua
effort. reports out of haiti tonight indicate that hundreds, possibly thousands, of people are trapped beneath collapsed buildings in the haitian capital of port-au-prince. an aid worker in haiti reporting that within minute of the quake soil, dust and smoke rose up over the city, describing it as a blanket that completely covered the city and obscured it for about 12 minutes. we spoke at the top of this hour with a new york-based nurse who was in haiti for a funeral. had just happened to be there at this time when this happened. she described being at a high point looking over the city and seeing a great cloud of dust that we now know must have been from the rubble of collapsing buildings rising up over city and obscuring it. within the last hour u.s. coast guard officials say they've mobilized four cutters and one fixed-wing aircraft that were in close proximity to haiti to render assistance. for those interested in helping immediately, you can donate to relief efforts. you can donate to the red cross by texting the word "haiti h-a-i-t-i to this number, 90999. $10 will be
. >> unrest in the streets of port-au-prince, haiti, five days after the earthquake. in the capital tonight there is anger in the haste, aid is pouring in but the problem is getting it to the people in need. the people are scrambling for water and food and police using force. >> we have to try and have hope for the loads. >> on this first sunday, since the quake, many haitians went to church, praying for help. and there were prayers here today. >> the people in haiti have lost family members and normal lives, but the people in baltimore are doing what they can to make sure that haitians don't lose their faith. >> pictures have been all over of the pain in haiti, with humanitarian pouring in. one place is here in baltimore. >> this is bad. >> they are working to get 12 relief sites for water and food for survivors. and beyond that at least 80% of the haitian population is catholic, and now is the time they need their faith more than ever. >> when everything is lost, we all turn to our faith, whatever it is, a guide and anchor, a source of support. >> the archdiocese in baltimore asked to do
>>> the horror in haiti. no power, no running water, no immediate organized rescue. human remains in the streets. the government predicting 100,000 or more may be dead. tonight the rush to save the rest. unthinkable devastation in a nation that's had more than its share. the capital city, largely in ruins. >> the water is going to end. >> the survivors who got out just in time. >> it was a big shake. we actually thought it was something that hit the building. >> crying and screaming. >> anguish of the families waiting for word here in the u.s. >> i'm hoping everything is okay, everyone is okay. >> and the aid pours in from around the world. >> people of haiti will have the full support of the united states. >> extensive team fox coverage of the horror in haiti. it's likely to become the greatest humanitarian crisis in this part of the world in decades. there is no way to know how many people lost their lives in that 7.0 quake. estimates of the death toll are all over the map, so we won't even guess. you heard the government prediction. tonight witnesses on the ground are describin
>> charlie: welcome to the broadcast tonight. the earthquake in haiti. we look at it from port-au-prince, anderson cooper from cnn. >> the biggest thing for people here is just the fear are they going to continue to have access to water, what is the food situation, what is the security situation. and when is large scale aid going to make a difference in their lives. >> charlie: from washington, haiti's ambassador. >> once we decide what the cause of the roots it is, perhaps the whole world will get together in a marshal plan to make haiti the country it should be. >> charlie: david adams from poder magazine and edwidge danticat and doctors without borders, ann veneman from unicef and sue hough and the earthquake from haiti coming up. if you've had a coke in the last 20 years, ( screams ) you've had a hand in giving college scholarships... and support to thousands of our nation's... most promising students. ♪ ( coca-cola 5-note mnemonic ) captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> charlie: tonig we continue our co
aggressive effort to save lives. the people of haiti will have the full support of the united states. >> haitians are our neighbors both in the americas and here at home. he said we have to be there for them inheir time of need. >>> tonight, the haitian embassy in washington has been in communications with officials in port-au-prince. they're working on plans to raise many for the victims of the earthquake. elaine reyes joins us live from northwest d.c. with more. elaine? >> communication has been spotty all day, but they are certainly doing their best. they have planned a candlelight vigil for 7:30 here tonight for anyone who wants to come out. i can tell you it's been very busy. the phones have been ringing off the hook with haitian-americans worried about their loved ones back home. helpless is what haitian-americans feel when watching images from their home country. >> when you pray you find your strength. we are praying and working hard to see what the best way to help our brothers and sisters in haiti is. >> reporter: he and other leaders met with the republic's ambassad
earthquake in haiti. it is a humanitarian disaster that has the united states president obama promising quick action. >> i have directed my administration to respond with a swift, coordinated and aggressive effort to save lives. >> that was the president just a short time ago vowing to provide all the help the u.s. can provide to haiti. i'm tamron hall with special live coverage of the unfolding situation in that country and it is quite honestly a desperate and very chaotic scene and around the capital of port-au-prince, the latest we're getting into msnbc. just a short time ago the humanitarian group doctors without borders says all hospitals in the port-au-prince area have been either collapsed or they are at this moment ab abandoned. as we are hearing from haiti's president for the first time who says he believes thousands are dead. the international red cross estimates 3 million people have been affected by the earthquake but it may take weeks before the full extent of the misery is truly known. and in about a half hour, we'll get an update from the state department and military officials
coming out of haiti showing how vast the devastation is. three million people are believed to been impacted by the magnitude 7.0 quake, right now is search-and-rescue begins there is simply no accurate way to estimate what could be a horrific death toll. in the middle box, now u.s. navy ships along the east coast have been put on alert. they have been told to get ready to leave for haiti. today the military could begin using c-130 transport planes to begin flying emergency supplies and food into the devastated land nation. there is also word u.s. troops could be sent in to help keep the security there. in bottom box as tens of thousands are feared trapped, can you imagine, in the moments after the quake, being on the last plane out of haiti? we'll hear from passengers on board that plane. what they were thinking as they flew away. and what they left behind. jamie: but first, the president of haiti saying that the damage is unimagineable. catastrophic. schools and hospitals destroyed. survivors reporting to now be piling bodies in the streets. the united nations sass the capitol cit
> tonight on worldfocus. >> tonig our indepth lokat haiti in runs. asid from around the wor begins to arri, president oba tells the pple of haiti you will not be foresaken. an estimate 3 million haitians may need help. the hartbreaking story of night on the streets. the living, the dead andhose who are out to ente a world in turmoil. how decades of politica inability lead to hardshipnd suffering. >>and well befre the rthquake, iti's environmen at disaster, e causes consequences ocutting down the rrests. >>> from th different perspectives of reporters and analysts aund the globe. this is worldfus. > major support has been provid by rosalin dw p. waer. and the peter g. peteon foundation. and additional funding is provided by the flowingsupporrs- >>> good evening, welcome to "worldfocus." i'm daljit dhaliwaln new york. the mgnitude of the loss of lifend devastationfrom haiti's earthqua became more appant today as the red cross estited that 45 to 50,000 people were lled, and a growing international rescue effort struggledo save the injured from dying. eight organizationsay as many as t
for you? >> and now "bbc world news." >> this is bbc "world news" today. haiti searches for survivors after the devastating earthquake. from the air, a picture of a flat city. hundreds of thousands of bodies on the streets. survivors walking to find food and water. >> now we have somebody here. >> we cannot find him. >> there's no water, no electricity, and no telephones. international aid is trickling in, but it is taking time to reach those in need. >> president obama said to unveil plans to claw back $100 billion from america's financial center. >> it is midday in london, 7:00 a.m. in washington, and a second day of searching for survivors began in port-au-prince. haiti's president has talked about 50,000 people have been lost their lives. this is the scene from port-au- prince. a temporary camp has been set up on a soccer field by displaced people. more aid flights are expected to arrive. the red cross says up to 3 million people may need humanitarian help. from the capital, port-au- prince, here is matthew price. >> this is the momen when the earthquake hit, a moment when the cit
in the rubble. as we said, anderson is on his way to haiti right now. tomorrow he will be on the ground reporting live on the devastation and the rescue efforts and that does it for this special edition of "360." thank you for watching. our coverage continues right now on cnn international. >>> this is cnn breaking news. >>> i'm colleen mcedwards. welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world. this is "world report," and we begin with the aftermath of an earthquake, a powerful magnitude 7.0 quake has hit large parts of the haitian capital. fears that hundreds of people are dead in that rubble, and here's that picture of the cloud over the skyline. that is dust and an idea of just how bad this damage is. witnesses say they heard screams, saw panic, saw chaos. and there's a grim list of destruction, too. the national palace heavily damaged. there's a shot of it there. a hospital reportedly collapsed. the u.n. peacekeeper compound devastated, and many peacekeepers are unaccounted for. at least two u.s. mission naear are reported trapped in the rubble. there's the palace
do what you can. >> this is a fox news alert. right now desperation is haiti is mounting as relief workers try to get supplies to millions of earthquake victims. i'm brian wilson and this is measure's news headquarters live from the nation's capitol. the unfolding tragedy in haiti has inspired the last two presidents to do something about it. molly henneberg is live at the white house where we are waiting to hear in about a minute and a half from now from presidents 42, 43 and 44. hello, molly. >> hi. the president and the two former presidents are wrapping up a meeting in the oval office talking about haiti relief efforts and then they will speak. president obama asked the two former presidents to head up the haiti fundraising earlier this week and they agreed to do so. president clinton and george w. bush who arrived this morning, president bush is the first time back here since inauguration day last year. they said in a statement there is, quote, no greater rallying cry for our common humanity than to see neighbors in distress in haiti. we expect to hear from all three men any m
in haiti. the president just received this latest briefing a short time ago. again, he'll be talking to the american people about the ka s catastrophe in a few moments. >>> by all accounts most of the capital city of port-au-prince has been leveled and it's a city with 2 million residents. as dawn broke, the devastation became clear. most buildings over two stories tall collapsed, hundreds of dead bodies on the streets and sidewalks and according to multiple reports across the city you can hear the screams and moans from underneath the rubble block after block after block. officials believe the death toll will reach the hundreds of thousands. hello, everybody. i'm david shuster live in new york. the situation at this hour in the city of port-au-prince remains chaotic. most of the city has no power, no electricity, no water. there are no working hospitals. the largest with hundreds of patients inside collapsed and adding to the misery for the millions of people who have no shelter it rained much of last night. >> it's worse than a war zone. hundreds of thousands of haitians on the s
>>> haiti earthquake. the capital city of port-au- prince is in ruins after a magnitude 7 earthquake destroyed much of the infrastructure. international relief. rescue teams from around the world and here in our region prepare to head to haiti to help with countless none of victims. >>> and tough questions, executives from the nation's top banks prepare to be taken to task by congressional committee investigating the financial collapse. >>> good morning. i'm andrea roane. thanks for joining us. today is wednesday, january 13th. howard bernstein gets us started with an update on the forecast. >>> it is cold but we are seeing less cold if you will and we'll see milder temperatures the next few days. still with a northwesterly flow we have what appears to be, and it's shot showing up on radar, and this is high-level stuff but over northeastern maryland, and the district some high clouds out there. a lot of clear skies to the south and culpeper 25. 18 in the shenandoah valley regional airport and 18 weirs cave. the shenandoah valley is looking winchester to hagerstown in the u
live in haiti. as many as 3 million people said to have affected by the crisis of unthinkable proportions. homes are now pieces of concrete. some people clawed that i wear out of the rubble, others screamed and cried for help as there's no organized effort to save anyone. red cross reports one-third of the 9 million people are in need. a missionary on the ground describes the destruction. >> this is the worst destruction i've seen. 34 years i've been here. the house i'm in up on the mountain rocked back and forth. i thought it was going to fall over, the vehicle in the driveway was rocking like five guys were trying to push it over. now there's a cloud of dust over the city of port-au-prince. the closer i got to port-au-prince, the more damage and people i'm talking to that came from there told me every other building in certain areas of port-au-prince is on the ground and it's total mayhem, people on the streets, lots and lots of damage. >> shepard: keep in mind haiti shares the island with the dominican republic, a popular destination vacation for americans. >> orlando, hell
. >>> breaking news on msnbc. these are the latest pictures from haiti. more than 22 hours after a deadly earthquake hit destroying the poorest country in the western hemisphere. aftershocks are still rattling the capital of the port-au-prince, the epicenter of the quake. >> the number of victims right now honestly is described as being staggering. haiti's president says he believes thousands of people are dead. but in an interview, the prime minister saying he believes the number could be in the hundreds of thousands. the international red cross says one-third of haiti's 9 million people may right now be in need of emergency aid. >> schools and hospitals and government buildings have all collapsed. even the main prison in haiti collapsed. the u.n. received reports of escaped inmates. communications systems are destroyed making it impossible even in haiti to get an accurate understanding of the true extent of the destruction. >> u.s. military is sending a ground assessment team to haiti. they are also doing aerial reconnaissance. the navy and army are already responding. the u.s. could be
and the effect the tsunami had on the entire environment to what the world was like for the residents of haiti before this disaster and what it is now. is there a way to compare these two events in terms of their total effect on the two societies? >> i don't think you can really compare disasters. i mean, both were horrific. and i wasn't actually in aceh but my colleagues were. what happened there -- i was in indonesia in november for the earthquake but in aceh it helped to stop a civil war. or at least they came to the peace table. but you can't -- it's human misery. it's something we all need to respond to. it's very important that the global community mobilize to help, you know, people sort of there but for the grace of god go i. >> kate conradt of save the children in port-au-prince as we said earlier. thank you and all the best. good luck. >> thanks. >> let's hope we get that break. >> thanks for having me. >> that late headline again we'll just mention one last time. the -- those who have not received the relief that they need have now according to a photographer from "time" magazine on
efforts in haiti. later, a couple of news conferences from the house of representatives. wil. . [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2010] >> president clinton's remarks are followed by with those of world leaders. this is about 45 minutes, from davos, switzerland. >> mr. president, ladies and gentlemen, your excellencies we all welcome you to this very special, very important, crucial session on haiti. all of us in this room remain deeply saddened by the scale and scope that has ravaged haiti. the scope of the destruction. disasters of this magnitude serve as a harsh reminder of how fragile life can sometimes be. but it is also during these moments that we are reminded of the common humanity which we all share. we decided to convene this special session immediately following the earthquake as the scale and scope became really clear of the devastation. in speaking with president clinton, he and i immediately agreed that a joint effort of the clinton global initiative, the world economic forum, together with
look at the earthquake and haiti itself, starting with the hours just after the quake struck from our british partner, itn. >> dazed and terrified and searching for anyone, anyone to help. the sound of the injured and the desperate filling the air. but in this, one of the poorest countries in the world, there was no help coming. in these pictures, not a single ambulance, first aid worker, or search team. the only chance of rescue what passers-by could offer. the injured lying untreated where they'd been leyt left. eyewitnesses said there was just nowhere to hide. >> i needed to know about my daughter because she's only 1 year old and she was with her babysitter. and i just went down to the streets and when i went there and i saw a lot of people crying, people asking for help, people bleeding, building collapse everywhere, every single house has damage. every single house has damage. >> if ever there was a country not equipped to deal with the disaster on this scale, it's haiti. the mobile phone footage shows why. port-au-prince overpopulated slums just collapsed in on themselves. 1 mi
two of "haiti: how you can help." check the bottom of the screen for ways to donate to the american red cross and unicef. it's been six days since the earthquake struck, and the situation is likely going to get worse before it gets better. there are reports tonight of 150,000 deaths as a result of the quake. you can help, tweet and text with help. celebrities are on hand to talk to you from new york and here in los angeles. mick jagger will join us shortly, ringo star, kobe bryan and jennifer lopez. she's here answering phones. with us right now is ben stiller and benicio del toro, and the the haitian-american actress. her brother-in-law was visiting haiti when the earthquake struck. but first we are going to go back to our reporters in haiti. anderson cooper and dr. sanjay gupta. they were with us to begin the first hour, and they'll be with us to begin the second hour. anderson, this goes on and on. what happened in the last hour? >> reporter: well, the last hour, you know, there's no telling what sort of tragedies are occurring at night. you know, a lot of work is done during the
tonight. the earthquak in haiti. we look it from port-au-prin, anderson cooper from cnn. >> the biggest thi for peoe here is just the fear arehey going to continuto have access to wat, what is e food situation, what is the security situatio and when is lar scale aid going to ma a difference in their lives. >> charli from washingn, haiti's ambassador. once we decide what the cause ofhe roots it is, perps the whole world ll get tether in a mahal plan to make haiti e country it shoul charlie: davim poder magazine and edwidge danticat and doctors without borders, ann venan from unicef and sue hough and the earthquake from haiti coming . if you've had a ke in the last 20ears, ( screams ) you'vead a hand in giving llege scholarships... and support to thousds ofur nation's... most proming students. ♪ ( coca-cola 5-note mnemoc ) captioning sponsoredy rose communicatis from our studios in neyork ty, this is charlie rose. >> charlie: tonight w continue our covage of the tragic earthquakein haiti. rescue and relief efforts are undeway twoays aer the earthquake rocked the country. the red cros
, a senate hearing on haiti earthquake relief efforts. the foreign relations committee hears from witnesses who have been to haiti. this is a little less than two hours. the hearing will come to order. we're going to start the hearing. and i think dr. farmer is not very far away. let me just say i apologize to all for the need to shift. but five votes have been scheduled starting at 10:30. and so had we begun this hearing as it had been scheduled at 10:00 we literally would not have had a hearing. so i appreciate's everybody ability to advance it. we actually have a grace period of 15 minutes so we have till about 10:45 or so. and that will give us an opportunity to get through the testimony and the questions adequately. i wish we weren't pressed but the reality is. -- we are. haiti is reeling in the aftermath of what may well be the worst humanitarian catastrophe that the americas have ever seen. well over 100,000 dead and more dying every day. an estimated 1 million haitians are displaced. large parts of port-au-prince and several outlying cities are flattened. an already weakened infrast
, everybody. we reesht you watching. 11:00 a.m. in the east, 8:00 a.m. on the west coast. >>> in haiti this morning, it is december just desperate, the situation, as the humanitarian crisis continuing to widen by the hour. want to get to what we know right now, some four days after that quake. >> scores of haitians are still messing or unaccounted for, and there is still no official death toll. but estimates offered by haitian government officials range in the thousands upwards to 100,000. there are widespread reports of bodies shown throughout the capital of port-au-prince and beyond. our own anderson cooper reporting his diskoefer of a mass grave with hundreds of bodies. as quake survivors plead for help, secretary of state hillary clinton is in route to haiti, but much more help is needed and needed quickly. >> meanwhile, president obama welcoming his propredecessors back to the oval office this morning for the sake of helping haiti's earthquake victims. former presidents bill clinton and george w. bush are meeting with president obama right now. we see them coming out right now. he
that has struck the caribbean nation of haiti. a hospital has collapsed, homes have been flattened. haiti's ambassador here in the u.s. kpchs thexpects this to be catastrophe of major proportions. this earthquake struck just a couple hours ago. the u.s. gee logical survey says it was centered just ten miles west of haiti's capital, port-au-prince. the reports are that a hospital collapsed and people were screaming for help. the preliminary magnitude is estimated to be 7.0, which would be a major quake with significant damage possible. aftershocks there continue to strike, the strongest so far measuring 5.9. a tsunami watch had been posted for haiti and for parts of cuba, the dominican republic and the bahamas, but that has now been canceled. let's go first to chad meyers who is in the cnn weather center. this is potentially catastrop c catastrophic. can you tell us what you would expect from an earthquake of this magnitude? >> quite a bit. we have a slip here, not so much like the tsunami we had in bonahachi, but the slip was six miles deep. why does that matter? six miles deep matters b
. but then they got me out. >> this hour on msnbc, devastation and the desperate search in haiti. thousands fight for survival after that massive earthquake brought down nearly every building in the haitian capital. president obama now says help is on the way. >> more american search and rescue teams are coming, more food, more water, doctors, nurses, paramedics, more of the people, equipment and capabilities that can make the difference between life and death. >>> help also today from grammy award winner white clef jean. how he wants you to help. is there another terror attack being planned right now by al qaeda inside yemen? new information on those possible new terror threats to the u.s. >>> thank you for joining us. i'm jeff rossen. following the fast-breaking developments from haiti where worldwide rescue and relief efforts are only in the beginning stages right now. we are expecting a news conference this hour from the u.s. aid at the state department. we'll bring that to you live when that happens. first we want to show you this new surveillance video taken during the earthquake. it is dra
brett will be back monday. captioned by closed captioning services, inc. >>> help arrives in haiti but the relief is not yet being widely distributed to the people. and the government of haiti issues a stunning report on the number of dead. i'm shepard smith shepar. tonight, the horror in haiti. >> schools collapsed. kids screaming for help. >> my little brother is dead. >> shepard: now, more than three days after the quake hit the situation on the ground grows worse by the hour. >> people going to be running out of food, out of water. >> and bodies still piled up everywhere in the street. tonight, even with the smell of death hanging heavy in the air, help is starting to arrive in force. >>> the world is with us. >> and we are seeing glimpses of human serrat spirit bursting through the darkness. >> ordinary haitians using their bear hands to try to pull people out of the rubble. >> shepard: millions more lives may hang in the balance and everything will depend on what happens now. >> 40,000 bodies have been buried. the death toll could reach 200,000. that report today from the gov
ones in haiti. the 7.0 magnitude quake struck near the capitol city of port- au-prince. sherri ly kicks off the latest with the coverage. >> reporter: it could take a day or two to get a full picture of the damage. from what we know already, it's just staggering. we are also getting some idea from survivors on what was the first and last flight out of haiti after the earthquake. in the meantime, there continues to be aftershocks and the frantic efforts to save those trapped beneath piles of concrete. in the daylight, the magnitude of the earthquake hit. the people sat in the streets, dazed and bloodied, northern to go. president obama promised a swift and coordinated effort. the first priority to save lives. >> the reports and images we have seen collapsed hospitals, men and women carrying their injured neighbors through the streets are heartwrenching. >> the tragedy seems especially cruel and incomprehensible. >> reporter: at a port-au- prince university, people dug through to reach a trapped woman still alive. the officials fear more than 100,000 might be dead but there is no way to k
alive. haiti is a country approximately the size of the state of maryland and people may need emergency aid. waiting for specialized rescue crews, concern is that more will die. as for the number of dead, no one has a good estimate, other than tens of thousands. >> 50,000. >> 50,000? >> the man making that estimate, the president of haiti. others have estimates much higher. the president like many others is essentially homeless. >> i cannot live in my home. it collapsed. >> this earthquake didn't just impact the poorly structured homes, there are people who survived, including americans trying to get the word out that they are okay. >> every one of us are alive. nobody is hurt. so, if anybody knows my kids in port myers, tell them alive and their mom is alive and jacob from tampa is alive. we are all well. >>> obviously, this doesn't just help get those still alive trapped in the buildings. the basics are in short supply, like if food and water. one medical worker said there's no water, there's nothing. people are going to die. derek. >> thank you for that. well, across
and his team heading to haiti. across town at new psalmist church, another fundraiser to help with relief efforts, they are trying to raise money to get together bags of food, clothing and water. members of that church also lost family in haiti but the message is pray, be strong and give to those in need. >> solicit prayers, we solicit involvement. everybody needs to step up and step in and do what they can. even though we can't do a lot, you might not be able to do a whole lot, do what you can. >> reporter: both churches say they will continue to raise money and do whatever it takes for as long as they are needed. in the studio, linda so, abc2 news. >>> we have a telethon we set up in conjunction with scripps and the american red cross. it's tomorrow from 4:00 to 8:00. the phones are staffed by some folks from the american red cross. of course you don't have to wait until then. they -- there's a complete haiti web page with details on how you can help. it's on-line now at >>> american charities have taken in more than $150 million for haiti. do you know that's more than h
>>> there are signs of hope and signs of desperation in the disaster zone of haiti. how relief workers are trying to prevent an even larger catastrophe. >>> the battle to succeed senator ed kennedy is coming down to the wire. how the massachusetts special election could be a make or break moment for health care reform. >>> and the west coast is getting ready for what could be an extremely stormy week. we'll show you how pique people are preparing for a series of storms that could dump 20 feet of snow and 20 inches of rain. >>> you are watching "hln news and views." hello, i'm melissa long. >>> another strong aftershock rattled port-au-prince, haiti, today and temporarily halted the effort to free survivors still trapped in the debris of tuesday's massive quake. it was a vivid reminder that millions of people who survived the disaster are on the edge of another one. chris lawrence saw for himself at a food distribution site. >> reporter: a lot of people starting to push and shove their way, trying to get up to where the food is. >> today, day four since the earthquake flattened
, how can we help the people of haiti? they're just getting up off their feet. in new orleans. in the meetings i had, these meetings that people from the ninth ward and other places still devastated, and they're organizing, they're organizing -- the firefighters in new orleans have been decimated. the police were decimated. and they're organizing volunteers who say they're ready if we can get them there to go to haiti. so, ladies and gentlemen, this is an effort and an undertaking that has the full, total, unrelenting support of the president of the united states and the government of the united states. we're moving as quickly as is possible. we're moving aggressively with all the assets available to this great government. we're saving lives and we're begin a full-scale recovery, but, put this in focus. put this in focus. there is one, one airport. the entire world is trying to get help to haiti. we're only able to land because of one apron, one apron in the airport. one taxiway. 48 aircraft on the ground a day, from all over the world. that includes the u.n. trying to resuppl
for haiti. but this is the worst disaster haiti has ever seen. >> many people died. we don't know how many yet. right now we are working together, all haitians in washington, virginia and maryland like we did last time during the hurricanes. to help our brothers in haiti. >> reporter: he and other local leaders met with the republic's ambassador to the united states to get updated and brainstorm relief plans. >> we participated in the revolutionary war of the united states. we helped you guys. in latin america, we helped simon bolivar to liberate the boliviancountries. today we are seeking the same solidarity. >> reporter: raymond joseph says it's been non-stop meeting with the state department and ting to speak with haiti's president whose palatial home was levelled. >> in the palace, it has been hit that hard. just the flimsy, flimsy abode hanging on the heels around port-au-prince must be just like cardboard. >> reporter: the numbers of dead and injured are staggering given the level of catastrophe. it's not surprising to those who know the country well. >> port-au-prince was built for
>> couric: tonight, gridlock at the airport as haiti tries to make room for desperately needed aid. victims of the earthquake young and old are hungry, thirsty, and in need of medical help. gangs of looters roam the streets, and the search goes on for the missing. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. and for those of you just joining us, we're continuing a special hour-long broadcast tonight from port-au-prince, haiti. the crisis here is worsening, and help cannot come soon enough. the first shipments of supplies have arrived at the airport, along with the first waves of rescue and relief teams. it is so crowded there, the f.a.a. is not allowing any more planes to fly in from the united states. president obama today pledged $100 million in u.s. aid, saying haitians will not be forsaken or forgotten. the next big challenge, of course, will be getting the supplies that are already here to the people in need. an estimated three million haitians are injured or homeless or both. jeff glor tells us many are floc
,000 dead in haiti over the one bomber injured in detroit in some way. i'm not following it. >> it makes no sense. and, you know, aren't we all appalled that our president would mount a rescue effort to try to save thousands, tens of thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands of people who are either dying right now or who will die in the next few days if they don't get help? you know, shame on the president for trying to alleviate that suffering and prevent those deaths. it's just a ridiculous thing to say. and i hope even his audience of dittoheads realizes that. >> you are dittoing naked, mad, insanity, and racism. eugene robinson, pulitzer prize-winning columnist of "the washington post," and also of msnbc, always a relief to talk to you under these circumstances. >> it's good to talk to you, except under bad circumstances. >> thank you, sir. that's "countdown." now to continue msnbc's coverage of this disastrous earthquake in haiti and the latest developments there and throughout the united states, ladies and gentlemen, here is rachel maddow. good evening, rachel. >> good evening, keith
, thanks so much. >>> don't forget, you can help as it pertains to the devastation in haiti. monday night, larry king has a two-hour special. it includes celebrities, leaders, activists that will suggest ways you can take action to help haiti. that is at 8:00 eastern time monday night. i'm fredricka whitfield, cnn center in atlanta. don lemon will be here in an hour from now with a look at an american family desperately trying to get an adopted child out of haiti. he will also tell you how hollywood is responding to the haiti earthquake. that's all in the 6:00 p.m. eastern hour of the news room p.m. a look at the wall street bonuses starting right now. >>> this is "gps, global public square." welcome to our viewers. i'm fareed zakaria. we begin with haiti. i want to go beyond the terrible images you have seen in the last days, tragic as they are, and try to help us understand the tragedy. everybody surely knows by now haiti is the poorest country in the entire western hemisphere. that's not the whole story. we see haiti has been marked by violence, turm sxoyl tragedy from the start. until
>> aid is arriving in haiti, but it is very slow in getting to the millions in need. streets are filled with people who are now homeless. there are supply bottlenecks, lack of leadership, and the u.s. military is having to take over in some cases. amid the devastation tonight, there are uplifting sites. a man pulled from the rubble to days after the earthquake. the inspiring images are easily outnumbered by those of pain. this is a capital suffering devastation on the level rarely seen. entire blocks level, with survivors still searching for love once, with hopes now fading. the president today about $100 million in relief funds. scores of military planes are bringing in food, water, and medicine. >> to the people of haiti, we say clearly and with conviction, you will not be forsaken. you will not be forgotten. >> in small batches, people are leaving, mostly americans coming home. around-the-clock, they arrive in south florida for treatment. >> have you ever seen anything like this before? >> never in my entire life. >> makeshift sites filled streets, and even the care givers
-ravaged haiti. u.s. officials say search and rescue efforts remain in full force despite diminishing hopes of finding any more survivors in the rubble of the haitian capital. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton and a team of relief workers are en route to port-au-prince as president barack obama gets former presidents bill clinton and george w. bush to work together. the two former presidents agreed to lead private fund-raising efforts. >> coming together in this way, these two leaders send an unmistakable message to the people of haiti and to the people of the world in these difficult hours, america stands united. we stand united with the people of haiti who have shown such incredible resilience and we'll help them to recover and to rebuild. >> cnn white house correspondent suzanne malveaux joins us with details. >> reporter: fred, having covered all three of these presidents individually, it was fascinating to see all three of them together in the rose garden today. obviously talking about something very dear and important to them. what struck me was the emotion that came from the tw
coverage of the crisis in haiti is now moving on to "the situation room" with wolf blitzer. >>> rick, thanks very much. the breaking news from haiti, staggering destruction and desperation, almost 24 hours after a massive earthquake. the prime minister tells cnn hundreds of thousands of people in haiti may -- repeat, may -- may be dead. you heard that number right. hundreds of thousands, it's too soon to know. most of the capital city of port-au-prince is destroyed, including the presidential palace. people are claws through rubble, trying to reach loved ones who are trapped. >>> just a little while ago. we spoke -- here's doctor gupta's interview with the president of haiti. >> reporter: what are you doing here at the airport? >> my palace collapsed. >> reporter: so you don't have a home? >> so i came here to work, but they told me i cannot work here, because it's not safe. so i'm going home. >> reporter: you're going to go back to the home. are you able to live in the palace, or is it completely destroyed? >> i cannot live in the palace, i cannot live in my own house. because the t
the earthquake left people in haiti bruised and battered and promised the u.s. support will continue. during a church service in washington this morning, the president spoke about how faith keeps people going during these tough times. a top official leading the u.s. government's relief efforts in haiti says incidents of violence are hurting attempts to get aid to victims. the streets have been largely calm and violence is increasing, 1,000 u.s. troops in haiti and more than 3,000 others work from ships. 12,000 u.s. forces are expected to be in the region by tomorrow. >>> a u.n. worker has been rescued after spending a week trapped under a collapsed building. the man was rescued from the collapsed u.n. headquarters in haiti's capital. search and rescue crews have been working nonstop. first order of business after being free, making sure he was okay. >> does your neck hurt? >> no. >> have you having any difficulty breathing? >> no. >> do you have any pain in your back? >> only from -- >> only from being -- i'm bruised but nothing -- >> took us four hours to get to him. we got a visual on abou
. let's move right to the breaking news at hand and that's the earthquake from port-au-prince. in haiti, a major earthquake there just three hours ago. it measured 7.0, the largest ever recorded in that area. the epicenter ten miles west of port-au-prince. the haitian ambassador says he believes the number of victims will be very high. this is being called a catastrophe of major proportions. let's go to michael holmes, cnn international anchor and correspondent, the miami herald's jackie charles is also with us. she's the paper's caribbean correspondent. she'll be on her way to haiti, by the way, first thing tomorrow morning. michael, earthquakes in the tropics. have you ever heard of this? >> amazing, isn't it? you know, there is a lot of earthquakes around the world every year, but they rarely get into this sort of level, this 7.0 level. and also the damage that's done in a place like haiti. because, you know, the buildings aren't built the way we would expect. the foundations aren't great. there is a lot of concrete buildings there but not well built. there is a lot of shanty towns t
next, "hardball." >> earthquake in haiti. good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. here is what we know at this hour. bodies are piling up in the streets of port-au-prince. haiti's prime minister says hundreds of thousands of people may be dead. the haitian president says he has heard 30,000 to 50,000 people may be dead. there is no true casualty figure yet. haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere and the damage from the earthquake is widespread. the quake flattened the palace the roman catholic cathedral the main prison and hospitals and schools in the capital. president obama pledged an all-out rescue and humanitarian effort. >> i have directed my administration to respond with a swift, coordinated and aggressive effort to save lives. the people of haiti will have the full support of the united states in the urgent rescue of those trapped beneath the rubble, to deliver humanitarian relief, food, water and medicine haitians will need in the coming days. >> we will get more on the white house response with chuck todd in a minute. but let's begin in haiti with the
was put up there. and, of course, we are reporting on the catastrophe in haiti today. take a look at some of the things we have been learning from what happened in haiti overnight. what you are listening to is frank ford on the "today" show earlier today. an aid worker. searching for his wife. >> it is worse than a war zone. thousands and thousands of haitians on the streets because their houses got collapsed and they can't live in them. >> thousands of people are believed dead. thousands more injured. and as buildings were flattened in the city of 2 million people. at least one major hospital and haiti's iconic presidential palace was destroyed. the u.n. headquarters for 9,000 staffers, including thousands of peacekeepers, in rubble. 100 staff members remain trapped. the head of the mission and his deputy have not been found. after all-night meetings the president ordered a rapid response. >> people of haiti will have the full support of the united states. we are working quickly to account for u.s. embassy personnel and their families in port-au-prince. as well as the many american citiz
to tears ♪ ♪ ♪ oh >> >> andrew green went to haiti for all the right reasons, to bring peace to people who long for it. he worked as a political affairs officer in the united nations peacekeeping mission in haiti. he loved his job, he loved the haitian people and he was a husband and a father and he had two beautiful children. he was driven by -- on january 12, 2010, at 4:a 53 in the afternoon. he gave his life for that creed. >> andrew was 44 years old when he lost his life when the u.n. headquarters collapsed. seven courageous people at the u.n. died doing what they loved. and 106 others are still missing. for the united nations, it was the largest single day of loss in their history. >> as we move forward in helping the haitian people, let's take a minute and remember our fallen peacekeepers from all over the world. they were devoted to their work, some were volunteers, but they all gave their lives helping others, let's make sure that their sacrifice was not in vain. ♪ remember those walls that build maybe they were tumbling down ♪ ♪ they didn't even make a sound i found a way to
to follow the disaster that hit haiti, and this morning the efforts to reach the victims. we are looking at live pictures right now of those efforts. this morning, though, it seems like there is a bit of a pause in the critical race against time. the supplies made their way into port-au-prince, but not yet to the people that need them most. we will talk about the challenges for you. and this is the reality for many people in haiti right now. sleeping on the streets, searching for family members. those who had very little before this happened, now obviously even less. >>> also, we are going to be talking about how far from home, but still out of touch. the haitian community in the u.s. desperate to hear from their loved ones. you are in the "cnn newsroom." it's january 14th. >>> here is the latest on what we know. haitian officials fear the death toll could climb above 100,000. and hillary clinton said this morning it's way too early to estimate the number of deaths. >>> more planes are expected to land at port-au-prince airport today, as a number of nations send doctors, and supplies and
coming out of haiti. the next few hours are critical for those who are still trapped beneath the rubble. haitians and rescue teams frantically digging their way through the massive mounds of crumbled concrete. there is still no way to precisely gauged the amount of damage and the number of dead, but by nearly all accounts the casualties will number and the tens of thousands. in the metal box the very aggressive international relief effort well under way. tons of food, water, and medicine are now beginning to arrive in the haitian capitol. now we are being told there are so many flights trying to get into haiti the airport there can't handle them. plans are s are literally flying around trying to get clearance to land. they are burning fuel. that is a problem because there is no fuel to be had once they get on the ground. so for now in the next hour the faa has put a ground stop on all flights going from the united states into haiti. in the bottom box, we are now letting that former president bill clinton and george w. bush have agreed to team up and held the haiti relief effort in much
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>>> we welcome our viewers. we're fouling the breaks news out of haiti. a massive earthquake has struck the country, the worst quake in centuries. we're following the latest developments and bring it to you live over the next two hours. we'll talk live with the haitian ambassador to the united states who is providing us with the newest information on the toll unfolding. he's tell us about humanitarian efforts under way to help the country and victims. he says this is the worst day in haiti's history. we'll talk live with wyclef jean born in haiti and he's reaching out to fans and others to help. he'll be with us in a moment as well. we'll talk live via skype with an aid worker on the ground. here's what we know right now. it's night in haiti, cries can be heard echoing through the streets. cries for help, cries of pain. a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck southern haiti before 5:00 p.m. eastern. the capital, port-au-prince, taking a powerful hit, the full extent of the damage not yet known. from what we hear and what we can see in pictures on quitter and other places online, it's s
that are outside of haiti. so i think this is the time for the dia spora, the haitians that are outside of haiti to step up and call their councilmen and say we need a state of emergency for the country. as we sit here right now there are people in the dark with the dead and we won't know what happens until the morning. so my urgency right now is really a cry of freedom saying we really need a state of emergency, like, right now. >> so here's how you can help the victims of haiti's earth quake. logon to cnn point com/impacts. i'm fredericka whitfield. more in the newsroom up next with rick sanchez. -- captions by vitac -- >> hello again, everybody. we're expecting there will be a lot of news coming your way. you're paying attention to the news so you know that the national conversation today is focused on one nation, one sudden natural disaster an now millions of people are homeless, maybe hundreds of thousands dead. we say maybe there because those are numbers that have come from a haitian leader, not confirmed because, well, because of the chaos there around port-au-prince right
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